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Working Together to Build Jamaica

Applications for our Build Jamaica Grant open Monday, July 01, 2024. Check our Instagram page @digicelfdnja for updates.
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At the Digicel Foundation, we believe in the power of communities to drive positive change. That's why we focus on funding projects that make a tangible difference in the lives of Jamaicans. From educational and agricultural projects to social enterprises and skills development, our Build Jamaica grant programme is designed to build a better Jamaica for all. Projects funded under Build Jamaica grants may fall under the following categories:

Social Enterprises

Support for innovative ventures that address social or environmental challenges while generating sustainable revenue. This category may include funding for social enterprises focused on issues such as poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability, and community empowerment.

Youth Development

Projects aimed at empowering and supporting the youth population through initiatives such as mentorship programmes, leadership training, educational workshops, and recreational activities.

ICT Development

Funding for projects that focus on enhancing access to and utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within communities. This could include initiatives such as establishing computer labs and providing digital literacy training.

Environmental Sustainability

Projects aimed at conserving natural resources, mitigating climate change impacts, and promoting eco-friendly practices. Projects in this category may involve reforestation efforts, waste management programmes, and community gardens.

Special Needs Support

These are projects and initiatives that cater to the unique needs of individuals with disabilities and special needs. This may include accessibility improvements, specialised training for caregivers, and programmes aimed at proting inclusion and empowerment.


This category provides support for projects that improve access to quality education and enhance learning outcomes for individuals of all ages. This could include infrastructure improvements for schools, educational materials, teacher training programmes, and initiatives to promote lifelong learning within communities.

Funding Guidelines

We encourage groups to complete all mandatory sections and review the necessary Funding Guidelines before submitting applications.

Applications can be submitted online through the Digicel Foundation's official website.
Our focus areas include youth development, ICT development, social enterprises, skills development and support to persons with special needs.
Our grants target registered not-for-profit groups and social enterprises. We don’t typically award individual grants or scholarships. If your organisation is not registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica, we encourage you to submit proof of registration with the Council for Voluntary Social Services, RADA, SDC, the Ministry of Education and Youth or other professional organisations.
Individuals seeking assistance for personal reasons, this includes scholarships, Sectarian or religious organizations whose services are limited to members of one religious group, Religious programmes, Endowment funds, development campaigns, or funds directed towards deficit reduction or operating reserves, Fundraising events or sponsorships (walk/run, golf tournaments, sports teams, tickets, tables, benefits, raffles, souvenir programmes, advertising, fundraising dinners, etc.), Trips, conferences, seminars, festivals, and one-day events (unless they are part of an approved programme activity), Documentaries, videos or research projects/programmes, unless this can be shown to align with the Foundation’s funding objectives and criteria directly, Trust Funds, Organizations that channel the funds received to third parties, Organizations formed to combat specific diseases &/or conduct medical research, health-related.
Organizations can apply for grants of up to $2,000,000 for a Build Jamaica grant.

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Discover how Digicel Foundation is transforming communities through impactful projects. Join us in making a difference today. Learn about our initiatives, get involved, and support our mission for positive social change